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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VIDEO: Marchionne on consolidation, mandates

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain at the 2015 World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VIDEO: Musk talks early troubles, Tesla's future

3:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO and co-founder Elon Musk spoke with Automotive News Publisher and Editor Jason Stein at the 2015 World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VIDEO: Barra on stardom, management style

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain at the 2015 World Congress....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Musk's $481 million paper loss in Detroit

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

In the world of Elon Musk, one off-hand remark can be expensive. On Tuesday, the Tesla CEO lost $481 million on paper after he mentioned "unexpectedly weak" sales in China. But after his celebrity-like appearance here, it was clear that Detroit's love for Musk is only going to grow....
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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Subaru nears 2020 goal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Carmaker to hike capacity; NHTSA probes '15 Cherokee; Stein: Mark off this name for Sergio; auto show's design winners....
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VIDEO: First Shift: In defense of 'stair steps'

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

FCA's Bigland: Controversial incentives 'not for the faint of heart'; Google to seek car-building partners; lessons from Taco Bell....
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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Barra reflects on first year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

GM CEO on tough choices, new products and life in a fishbowl; the biggest surprise; a kick from Google; Indy champ honored....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

FCA's Bigland says loan terms will grow, making price increases more affordable

6:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' head of US and Canadian sales says loose credit terms will continue to drive new vehicle sales, even as pent-up demand dwindles in a recovered economy....
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In-store experience lacks online efficiency, panelists say

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Car shoppers want a buying experience as efficient in the showroom as it is online -- and dealers are getting that message, a panel of marketing executives said Wednesday....
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VIDEO: First Shift: Why Musk welcomes Chevy Bolt

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Tesla CEO on competition, fuel cells, and 'invisible love'; Audi's virtual-reality shopping; Porsche plug-in?; TrueCar update....
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Barra reflects on tumultuous first year as GM CEO

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Mary Barra said she was surprised by the wave of media attention that followed her appointment as the first female chief executive of a major global automaker about a year ago, saying that it reflects a backward view of the automotive industry. And during her tenure as General Motors CEO, Barra acknowledged, she has become “tougher, not meaner.”...
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Bosch outlines 10-year path to door-to-door driverless car

6:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Germany's Robert Bosch GmbH -- the world's largest automotive supplier -- is preparing to roll out the technology needed to allow cars to pilot themselves and change lanes at high speeds on the autobahn....
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Analyst forecasts 17 million U.S. sales in 2015, 20 million in 2018

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The US auto industry will sell over 17 million vehicles in 2015 and could reach 20 million in 2018, but expect a sharp downturn after that. So predicted John Murphy, lead US auto analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars....
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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio's beef with Uncle Sam

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

FCA chief: Let us decide fuel-saving tactics; aluminum outlook; why this Ford exec avoids Facebook; Mercedes' big move....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Mercedes-Benz seeks new communication ties to customers

11:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is on a mission to expand its footprint in the digital world, improve its customer service and maintain its ionic status, Ola Kaellenius, the executive charged with the brand's marketing and sales, said today at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress....
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Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

JLR follows peers into 4-cyl. engines

11:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is about to become the latest luxury auto maker to take the plunge into four-cylinder engines....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Marchionne sees industry consolidation as a given

9:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said further mergers in the automotive industry are inevitable, and questioned the way safety regulators are exercising their powers....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

TrueCar says app will help automakers know, target customers

5:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Vowing to build a better relationship with car dealers, TrueCar CEO Scott Painter showed an early version of a new mobile app at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that he said will help automakers target customers more efficiently....
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Musk urges automakers to move faster on EVs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Established car companies must accelerate the development and sale of electric vehicles, despite a drastic decline in oil prices, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said today during a speech to auto executives at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Ford keeps IHS customer-loyalty title; Maserati takes conquest honors

8:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Ford retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards....
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Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Audi AG's top sales executive today unveiled a new virtual reality system that he called the “most flexible sales format ever invented for the car industry.”...
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